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Tuesday, August 10, 2004

Woman burned

Bobby Williams Assistant Fire Chief Ray Boyette enters a house at 512 E. Third St. after a fire was extinguished early this morning. Thirteen firemen and two EMS workers responded to the fire at 4:39 a.m., according to the...

Schools send new commpromise plan to commissioners

The school board will send a four-point proposal to the county commissioners today, hoping to reach a compromise on supplemental pay for teachers as well as boost the supplement for support staff. At a special called meeting Monday night,...

Pool accident takes life of toddler

James Smith, 3-year-old son of Alan and Stephanie Smith of Goldsboro, died today after being recovered from a backyard pool at the home of his grandparents Monday afternoon, the News-Argus learned this morning. The child was visiting at the home...

Hospital budget approved; rates rise by 6.3 percent

A $147.7 million expense budget was passed today by Wayne Memorial Hospital's board of directors for the fiscal year that begins Oct. 1. The budget reflects a rate increase of 6.3 percent. That is a smaller raise than the...

Former magistrate faces cocaine charge

A former Wayne County magistrate was arrested Friday after Mount Olive police said they found cocaine in his car during a routine traffic stop. Gilbert Owens, 49, of Tarheel Place, Mount Olive, was charged Friday with possession of cocaine...

Hearing begins on appeal in Precious Whitfield murder conviction

A hearing is being held this week in Wayne County Superior Court on whether statements by a man charged with murdering a 5-year-old girl can be admitted at trial. Testimony began Monday and will resume today in the pre-trial hearing...

Faulkner, Beasley leave extension office

The Wayne County Cooperative Extension Office will soon have two vacant positions. Bert Beasley, a former row crops extension agent, and Bonnie Faulkner, livestock extension agent, have accepted new positions elsewhere. Beasley started his new job on July 1,...

Public record

Crime of the Week Morrison This week's Crime of the Week is a shooting incident that occurred on June 14, 1997. The shooting happened in the early morning hours as the Elk's Club in the 300 block of South James...

Briefly

Club owner: Wrong address The owner of a nightclub in Goldsboro said her establishment was not the place where a shooting occurred on July 11. A police report on the shooting death of Corey Levon Grantham said that "several shots...

Clarification

Duplin County has 25,000 registered voters, not 2,506 as was reported recently in a story about voting machines the county may be getting....